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Club 152 owners in court

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After two rescheduled hearings, the owners of Club 152 will be in Shelby County Environmental Court Thursday morning. We could learn whether the popular Beale Street club will be reopened or remain closed.

The Shelby County District Attorney and the West Tennessee Drug Task Force shut down the popular Beale Street club after an investigation found rampant drugs and violence.

Club 152 has lost out on a week's worth of business; from last weekend's Memphis In May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest to local and out-of-town tourists.

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Both sides of the aisle met privately Tuesday to discuss the allegations. The defense says the club owners don't want drug deals going on and if they are, they want to help stop them.

Attorneys agreed to allow Club 152 owners access to the building for maintenance and employee meetings, which is standard procedure in these types of cases.

Defense attorney Ted Hansom said the club owners need some time to comb through the allegations.

"We just found out about those allegations so we're investigating that because the common ground is if those things did in fact go on, we want to address it, no question about it," Hansom said. "The question is how to do it when in the context of Beale, 152."

Prosecutor Paul Hagerman said Club 152's owners are being cooperative.

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